Monthly Archives: January 2018

Ndola Council finds an alternative trading place for displaced street vendors

Council public relations Manager Tilyenji Mwanza

The Ndola City Council has found an alternative trading place for displaced street vendors who were trading in the Central Business District. Council Public Relations Manager Tilyenji Mwanza says the identified place will accommodate about 400 traders. Ms. Mwanza says the vendors will be allocated trading spaces by the council’s department of housing soon. She has since advised the vendors ...

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Sinkamba opposes the creation of a new solid waste company


Opposition Green Party President Peter Sinkamba says the announcement by Government that it intends to create a new solid waste company following the cholera outbreak is an unnecessary end-of-pipe solution which typically re-invents the wheel. Mr. Sinkamba says the best approach and sustainable solution is to review the past to inform the present and the future. He says review of ...

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Rose McGowan doc: Weinstein referenced as ‘monster’


Rose McGowan has revealed new details about her alleged assault by Harvey Weinstein as part of a five-episode documentary series. The first instalment of Citizen Rose premiered on E! on Tuesday evening. McGowan was filmed throughout December for the show, following the fallout from her first public remarks about Weinstein. Weinstein’s lawyer responded to the accusations made on Citizen Rose, ...

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Hong Kong bans ivory trade in ‘historic’ vote

The ivory trade will now be phased out in Hong Kong by 2021

Hong Kong’s lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to ban the trade in ivory, in a move campaigners termed “a lifeline for elephants”. A similar ban was brought in across mainland China earlier this year. Ivory sales will be phased out gradually in Hong Kong, stopping completely in 2021. Prior to the vote, demonstrators gathered outside Hong Kong’s legislature with signs reading: ...

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African Political player advised to accept democratically elected leaders

Former Republican President Rupiah Banda

Zambia’s Fourth Republican President Rupiah Banda has urged political players in Africa to accept and recognize democratically elected leaders. Speaking in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he is attending a meeting for the Trade and Development Bank- TDB-, Mr. Banda says elections are the only sure way of resolving any differences and ideologies that different political players may have. He says ...

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Govt denies selling NRDC

Kampamba Mulenga

Government has clarified that the Natural Resources Development College (NRDC) has not be sold as reported in some sections of social media. In a statement, Chief Government Spokesperson Kapamba Mulenga says AVIC International had made an unsolicited proposal to develop a brand new Natural Resources Development College (NRDC)on a 1,662.23 hectare piece of land in Mumbwa, with a view to ...

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Aubameyang signs for Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has joined Arsenal for a record fee for the Gunners, a reported £56 million, from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund, both clubs confirmed Wednesday. The 28-year-old Gabon striker, who has scored 141 goals for Dortmund since joining in 2013, signed a long-term contract with the storied London club. His transfer fee outstrips the £46.5 million that Arsenal paid for ...

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Kenya TV stations to remain off-air after Odinga ‘inauguration’

Kenyan news broadcasters were taken off-air but were live streaming their coverage online

Three of Kenya’s biggest television stations will remain off-air until further notice because they had planned to broadcast the opposition leader’s unofficial “inauguration” in Nairobi. Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i told reporters they would stay closed until investigations were complete. Shortly after he spoke, opposition MP Tom Kajwang was arrested. Mr Kajwang played a prominent role in Tuesday’s ceremony naming Raila ...

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State of the Union: Trump hails ‘new American moment’

State of the Union: Trump hails 'new American moment'

A bullish US President Donald Trump has proclaimed a “new American moment” as he delivered his maiden State of the Union speech to Congress. In a primetime address, the Republican leader said he was “extending an open hand” to Democrats to work together. Mr Trump also said he was ordering Guantanamo Bay to be kept open, reversing an Obama-era directive ...

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Defense forces to be withdrawn after eradicating Cholera

Defense forces to be withdrawn after eradicating Cholera

The Ministry of defence says defence personnel will only be withdrawn from the Lusaka’s central business district once the cholera epidemic is completely eradicated and the CBD is thoroughly clean. Defence Permanent Secretary Stardy Mwale has told journalists that there is no specific date on which the defence personnel will be withdrawn. And Mr. Mwale has warned military personnel harassing ...

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